Re: virus: The Trouble With Science

David McFadzean (
Mon, 04 Nov 1996 16:58:52 -0700

At 02:28 AM 28/08/70 +0000, David Leeper wrote:
>Here's my take on this:
>Social Reasoning accepts the types of arguments that Logic rejects.
>Examples: Personal attacks, appeals to power or charisma, democracy.

In other words, social reasoning == illogical reasoning.

>Social Reasoning rejects the types of arguments that Logic accepts.
>Example: Logic, math, et. al. seen as boring, deceptive and out of
>touch with one's day to day life.

I don't find logic or math boring, deceptive or out of touch with
my day to day life but maybe that's just me.

So Kenneth was really saying:

>Illogical reasoning and logical reasoning are mutually incoherent. The
>methods for generating conclusions in one domain often generate
>automatically wrong conclusions in the other domain.

I can't argue with that.

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus